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Pat Corney

Partner

Pat gets results. He is a steady hand for his clients through their most complex problems. Prior to joining Weisz Fell Kour LLP, Pat spent eight years at Stikeman Elliott LLP. 

Pat is retained on all manner of business-related disputes. He is frequently sought out for his expertise in insolvency and company law matters. Pat’s notable experience includes:

  • Re Purdue Pharma L.P., et al. – acting for Canadian municipalities and first nations opposing the recognition in Canada of liability releases given in favour of Purdue Pharma’s shareholders;
  • Re Just Energy Group Inc., et al. – acting for the Ontario Energy Board regarding Just Energy’s proceeding under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act;
  • Re Laurentian University of Sudbury – acting for the Weeneebayko Area Health Authority regarding Laurentian University’s proceeding under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act; and
  • Ernst & Young Inc. v. Essar Global Fund Ltd., et al – acting for a successful party in stakeholder oppression litigation against Essar Global Fund Ltd. (a Benchmark Litigation “2018 Impact Case of the Year”).

Pat has been recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada as “One to Watch” in the area of Financial Services and Restructuring Law.

Pat has represented clients before all levels of court in Ontario, the Federal Court of Appeal, and the Ontario Securities Commission. He appears frequently before the Commercial List of the Ontario Superior Court.

Pat is a graduate of Bishop’s University, Queen’s University and Dalhousie University’s Schulich School of Law. He is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Ontario Bar Association, the Advocates’ Society, and the Turnaround Management Association. Pat is a member-at-large of The Advocates’ Society’s Insolvency Litigation Practice Group.

Pat has been published in the Journal of the Insolvency Institute of Canada, the Commercial Litigation and Arbitration Review, and the Commercial Insolvency Reporter.


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